French synthwave maverick Hollywood Burns releases new single ‘Skylords’

French synthwave maverick Hollywood Burns releases new single for ‘Skylords’

Lyric video for ‘Skylords’ streaming now

    The Age of the Saucers album out 12th November via Blood Music

French master of cinematic dark synth Hollywood Burns (aka Emeric Levardon) has released new song ‘Skylords’, along with an accompanying lyric video. The track is the second single to be released in anticipation of his upcoming album The Age of the Saucers, set for release 12th November via Blood Music.

Watch the lyric video to ‘Skylords’ here:

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With a video created by Emeric himself, he commented: “‘Skylords’ is a track about a guy who tries to convince his girlfriend to be abducted by aliens together, because he thinks they’re gods. I’m starting off from the principle that the audience knows if they do that, they will both get killed (or even worse). The music sounds fun and catchy but it’s very ironic in the end. It’s somehow about a very toxic relationship.”

French composer Emeric Levardon drew on his experiences making music for TV and films to create a one-of-a-kind project and in 2016, Hollywood Burns was born. Hollywood Burns boldly marries the retro-electro pulse of synthwave with the majesty of film orchestra, applying inspiration from the work of legendary composers John Williams and Bernard Herrmann.

Time out from touring over the pandemic allowed Levardon to complete Hollywood Burns‘s sophomore saga: The Age of the Saucers. Conceived as a sequel to debut album InvadersThe Age of the Saucers is a heavier and more pessimistic release than its predecessor.                  

Invaders took the point-of-view of the intruders, telling of their joyful and successful invasion of our planet. The Age of the Saucers takes place several years later on a post-apocalyptic Earth, showcasing a planet decimated by chaos. We enter the point-of-view of the last remaining humans, trying to survive a crumbling world.

The album is marked by more dramatic production with the introduction of darker and sometimes slower tracks, as well as quieter and more melancholic tones. In addition to his science fiction influences, Levardon also takes new, heavier inspiration from Mick Gordon and CrystalCastles. Illustrating a desire to bring new ideas to its universe, Volkor X joins the list of the limited guests to appear, bringing a taste of progressive rock.

The Age of the Saucers opens a door to a new galaxy of adventures more frightening and more dangerous than ever before.                                    

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Track listing:

1. Once Upon a Time (in Hell)
2. The Age of the Saucers
3. Abomination from Planet X
4. A Moment of Bliss
5. Saturday Night Screamer
6. Fallen Heaven
7. Silent Fortress (ft. Volkor X)
8. Fear in the Eye of the Tyrant
9. Skylords
10. The Heist of Area 51